Canadian Firefighter Magazine

Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society warns against potential phone donation scam

By Edward Hitchins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,   

Department News News BC fire department firefighters

Mar. 26, 2024, Fort. St. John, B.C. – Brent Morgan, the president of the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society (FSJFCS), is letting the community know that the organization does not make phone calls asking for donations following complaints of a potential scam.

“This is a scam,” said Morgan. “We would never contact individuals by phone.”

A post was made last week on local social media groups by a resident, saying they received calls from someone looking for donations for the society.

The fire hall has also received a call from a resident complaining about the scam, says Morgan.


“One resident called the fire hall, so we responded regarding this.”

Morgan says building relationships with local businesses and the community is vital to the donations the society receives. He added that requests to companies and individuals for donations are done via letter.

According to its website, the FSJFCS is a volunteer organization of firefighters dedicated to raising money for the community. The society is known for assisting families and burn victims by helping cover travel costs and medical treatment.

The society’s next fundraising event will be its charity ball, slated for May 4th.

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